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PA LTC Partnership Classes
Initial Mandatory Training (8 hr CE)
Refresher Mandatory Training Course (4 hr CE)

Are you LTCi CE partnership compliant?
Target Insurance Services of PA will be hosting a combination class to serve those that need the required 8 hour Initial Mandatory Training (course #117189) as well as those that need the 4 hour Refresher Mandatory Training Course (course #117190). The courses will be held on June 27th and will be held at our office. For more details and to register click on the appropriate link below.

The 8 hour CE program will run from 8:30am to 5:00pm 
The 4 hour CE program will run from 8:30am to 12:30pm  

8 Hour LTC CE Course  Register Now!
4 Hour LTC CE Course  Register Now!

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LTCi Teleconferences/Webinars 

Mutual of Omaha
June 21st, 2011
Our LTCi Underwriting Philosphy
See how the Mutual of Omaha underwriting team strives to get your business issued quickly and learn what you can do to help.
Call Times: 10:00am EST (conf id 30820745)
                 4:00pm EST (conf id 30827920)
Phone number: 877-511-4819
Calls are scheduled to last 20 minutes and will include time for Q & A.
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LTCi Carrier News  

Genworth
Texas LTCi Partnership exchange. For more details Click Here.

Mutual of Omaha
Living Care Annuity coming soon to Washington D.C. and Montana. On June 20, 2011, United of Omaha is introducing an innovative new product providing customers with the best of both worlds: a deferred, fixed-rate annuity, with built-in long-term care benefits. View Details

Six ways you can help get business through underwriting faster. View Presentation 

John Hancock 

Product news
Download a side by side comparison of Custom Care III and Core Care Click Here.

Marketing News
Reprint of the latest AALTCi reprint in Kiplinger’s available for order. As a follow-up to the educational LTC planning insert that ran in the November 2010 issue of Kiplinger’s Magazine, reprints are now also available on the latest insert that ran in the Kiplinger’s May 2011 issue. Copies of each are available to download or order as follows:
    – May 2011 Insert: “Most Asked Questions About LTC Planning” Form: LTC-1146
    – November 2010 Insert: “A 3-Step Guide to Smarter LTC Planning” Form: LTC-1107

Add Value to your Sponsored Group sales with a co-branded website. We are pleased to announce a number of enhancements to our co-branded Sponsored Group educational websites. Highlights include banner ads, customized URLs and more. For producers with existing sites, we will be implementing new URLs, read this article for complete details and timing. Download the promotional flier. Form: LTC-6348


Compliance News
2011 Medicare Guides now available. The 2011, “Choosing a MediGap Policy: A Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare” is available to download and order from www.jhltc.com  .


Partnership News
CO and TN: Partnership inflation limitations on new products. For details Click Here

Transamerica
Now, through the Transamerica Business Advantage ProgramSM, you can help your employer clients meet the growing demand of their employees and respective families who are interested in Long Term Care insurance. The Transamerica Business Advantage ProgramSM provides your employer clients with multiple options to help make Long Term Care insurance available to their employees.

Business Advantage Program.
Whether employees are experiencing it first-hand as a caregiver to a loved one or they know someone who is experiencing the need, they are becoming aware of the need for Long Term Care insurance protection. They are realizing that a long term care need can impact all aspects of life. Long term care services can be a financial drain on a family, and caregiving can affect productivity at work.

We want to help your clients’ businesses and associations stand out from the rest by offering Long Term Care insurance through Transamerica Life Insurance Company’s Business Advantage ProgramSM. It is as simple as choosing one of three options or combining programs for a customized fit. We make it easy!
Click Here to Learn more about the Business Advantage ProgramSM


Prudential
LTC3 Quick Start (Express Ticket) applicationprocess to be discontinued. Prudential Long-Term Care will be discontinuing the Quick Start application process. Effective Monday, June 27, 2011, we will no longer accept applications using Quick Start (Express Ticket) forms. Click below to see the full communication. Click Here.

Replay of Phil Sullivan’s June 8th presentation If you missed the June 8, 2011 eMeeting with special guest, Phil Sullivan, of Selling LTC.com, we have arranged an opportunity for you to listen to a digital replay of the session. Click below for dial-in information. Closing the LTCi Sale
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Do you need insurance product training? RitterIm.com has an up-to-date posting of all the top carriers’ trainings on our event calendar. Registration is “one click” away at Ritter Insurance’s “Events’ Calendar”! (You must be logged in to register!)

  • Monday, May 9th; Foresters New Producer Training webinar is open to all agents. Genworth Dignity Planning; A New Tool That Can Help Grow Your ACI Final Expense Sales webinar is open to all agents.
  • Tuesday, May 10th; Baltimore Life Tele-sales Training for Silver Guard Products Using INSpeed webinar is open to all Baltimore licensed agents. Healthspring Certification Training seminars are being held in TX and AL. Genworth ACI Final Expense Products and More seminar is being held in IL.
  • Wednesday, May 11th; Bravo Health Training Certification seminars are being held in MD, DE, PA and TX. Foresters SMART UL Training webinar in open to all agents. Ritter Insurance Marketing presents “The Basics of Medicare” seminar is open to new agents in PA. Genworth ACI Final Expense Products and More seminar is open to agents in IL.
  • Thursday, May 12th; Healthspring Certification Training seminars are being held in TX, AL and TN. Foresters PlanRight Training webinar is open to all agents. Coventry Part D and Plan Comparisons Using the Medicare Website seminar training is being held in Atlanta, GA. Genworth ACI Final Expense Products and More seminar is being held in IL. LTC Teleconference; John Hancock, Custom Care III and Core Care “Rollout Call” is open to all agents. LTC Teleconference; Prudential” Sales Tips for a Changing LTCi Marketplace” is open to all agents.
  • Friday, May 13th; Healthspring Certification Training seminar is being held in FL.

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Met Life recently announced their intention to exit the Long Term Care Insurance business for NEW customers beginning in 2011.  All existing Met Life Long Term Care policyholders will be able to keep their policies as long as they continue to pay their premiums.

Long Term Care has been a very difficult product for Insurance Companies to price.  Insurance companies’ primary assumptions on interest rates, mortality, morbidity and retention have not been in line with actual results.  This caused some carriers to exit the business and others to be forced to take rate increases on their products.

Met Life was one of the largest providers of Long Term Care insurance in the United States, especially in the group market.  Some of the notable remaining carriers are Genworth, John Hancock, Prudential and Mutual of Omaha.

Here is the story from the New York Times.

Here is a press release from Met Life.

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John Hancock is making these changes to make qualification for Employer Group and Association Discounts easier for their two flagship group Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi) products, Corporate Choice and CareChoice.

Here is a link to the brief announcement.

If you would like more information on these products, please e-mail me!

Craig

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New materials help financial representatives sell LTC insurance in today’s tough economic conditions.

To Read Complete Article Click Here

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Keep in mind that December 31st, 2008 is the deadline to complete partnership training if you wish to sell Long Term Care Insurance in the state of Pennsylvania.  Beginning January 1st, 2009, you will not be able to sell LTCi without having completed the 8 CE Credit Hour class.

John Hancock is sponsoring the following training classes:

  • November 11th – Wilkes Barre, PA
  • November 12th – State College, PA
  • November 13th – East Norriton, PA

The cost is $65 payable by credit card.  You may be eligible for a refund by submitting 2 applications within 60 days of training.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.  All meetings run from 8am to 5pm.  Lunch speaker is Dave Roberts, Regional Director of John Hancock.

To register, visit our EVENTS CALENDAR and page down to the date.

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The Washington Post /Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (8/17, F3, Lankford) reported, “John Hancock, one of the largest long-term-care insurers, plans to raise rates on existing policyholders for the first time ever.” The company “is filing for a rate increase on long-term-care policies sold in the 1990s and on some newer New York State Partnership policies” at an average of “$21 per month ($252 per year).” The rate increase is expected to “affect about 275,000 people, or about one-fourth of the company’s long-term-care customers.” While “[p]remiums will rise 13 percent on policies originally issued by John Hancock,” they will “jump 18 percent on policies the company took over from Fortis in 2000.” According to Kiplinger, the rate increase is “because John Hancock anticipated more people would drop their long-term-care coverage before collecting benefits.” Meanwhile, Kiplinger recommends “hold[ing] on to [the] policy,” despite the increase, since “[m]ost long-term-care insurers have raised rates for new buyers the past few years.”

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